"We believe it's about time to introduce the Avant to luxury connoisseurs in the country we are confident that the elegant dynamics of the car will appeal to auto enthusiasts seeking style, speed and luxury," Audi India Head Joe King said.

The Audi RS 6 Avant is the fourth sports car to be launched in India by the company this year after the Audi R8 LMX, the new Audi TT Coupe and the new Audi RS 7 Sportback.

"The Audi RS 6 Avant will not only help us consolidate our leadership position in the performance car segment, but will also inspire us to continue with our commitment to bring in the right product offering at the right time for our Indian customers," King added.

Audi plans to launch a total of 10 products in India this year as it looks to fend off stiff competition from rival Mercedes-Benz.

The company, which sells various popular brands including A3 sedan and Q5 sports utility vehicle, was overtaken by Mercedes-Benz in the January-March period this year.